Sunday, 4 October 2020

English Reading Comprehension (Set-16) - for Class 9 and 10 (#readingcomprehension)(#eduvictors)(#class10English)

English Reading Comprehension (Set-16) - for Class 9 and 10 

English Reading Comprehension (Set-16) - for Class 9 and 10 (#readingcomprehension)(#eduvictors)(#class10English)



Directions: (CBSE 2019-2020 SQP) Read the passage carefully and answers the questions following the passage.

Red Cross: How Hope Evolved

On June 24, 1859, Emperors Napoleon III and Franz Joseph I were engaged in the Battle of Solferino,
commanding a combined total of about 270,000 troops onto the field for a single day of battle. Nearly 40,000 were either dead, injured, or missing and many of them were simply left to die on the battlefield. Later, spectators crowded the fields, looking for loved ones, searching for items they could sell, or for simply taking in the horrors of the battle. A Swiss businessman and social activist Jean Henri Dunant, who was traveling in Solferino witnessed all this.

Jean Henri Dunant witnessed the atrocities of war as well as the countries not prepared or equipped to ease the suffering of those who had been injured in the Battle of Solferino. Dunant organized a group of volunteers to help bring water and food to the injured, to assist with medical treatment, or write letters to the families of those who were dying and he urged the public to create an organization which would assist the wounded, regardless of which side they fought for during times of war.

After that moment, he wrote the book, A Memory of Solferino, which urged the public to create an organization which would assist the wounded, regardless of which side they fought for during times of war. His writing inspired countless others to rally behind him in the creation of the International Federation of the Red Cross.

The modern-day Red Cross began by devoting itself largely to disaster relief and epidemic treatment. This effort continues to this day. One of the easiest ways you can help the Red Cross is to make sure you are able to donate blood and make an appointment at the Red Cross website. But, donating blood isn’t the only way you can help out—the Red Cross also encourages donating your time if you can. This is what the Red Cross wants everyone to know :



On the basis of your reading of the passage given above, answer the following questions:

Q1: How many soldiers fought in the battle of Solferino on June 24?
   i. 270,000 
   ii. 40,000
   iii. 230,000 
   iv. 23,000


Q2: What is the correct order of the information given below :
       I. Dunant organised a camp of volunteers.
       II. Emperor Napoleon III and Franz Joseph I fought a battle.
       III. The book ‘A Memory of Solferino was written.
       IV. Dunant travelled in Solferino.

   (i) IV, III, II, I 
   (ii) I, II, III, IV
   (iii) II, I, IV, III 
   (iv) II, IV, I, III


Q3: The writer of ‘A Memory of Solferino’ was:

   i. Emperor Napoleon III 
   ii. Franz Joseph I
   iii. Jean Henri Dunant 
   iv. International Red Cross


Q4: The modern day Red Cross does not deal with:

   i. Blood donation 
   ii. Disaster Relief
   iii. Epidemic Treatment 
   iv. Writing a book


Q5: The most appropriate sub-heading to para 2 of the passage is:

   i. How International Federation of Red Cross Evolved!
   ii. Functions of Red Cross
   iii. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant
   iv. The Battle of Solferino


Q6: The aid provided by Dunant’s volunteers during the battle of Solferino was:
I. to help bring water and food to the injured 
II. to assist with medical treatment
III. to write a book 
IV. to give relief in epidemic

    i. I and III 
    ii. III and IV
    iii. I and II 
    iv. II and III

Q7: You can donate your blood and your _________ to Red Cross. (Fill in the blank.)

Q8: Jean Henri Dunant participated in the war. ( State True/ False)



Answers
Q1:  iii. 230,000
Q2: (iv). II, IV, I, III
Q3: iii. Jean Henri Dunant
Q4:  iv. Writing a book
Q5: iii. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant
Q6:  i. I and III
Q7: time
Q8:  False


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